Birth Place: Lodi, New Jersey, United States
Years Active: 1977–1983, 1995–present
Genres: Horror Punk, Hardcore Punk, Heavy Metal
Misfits is an American rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. They released their first single, "Cough/Cool," in 1977 on Danzig's own label Blank Records. Mercury Records offered Danzig thirty hours of free studio time in exchange for the trademark to the Blank Records name, which the band used to record their first album, “Static Age,” in January 1978. However, they ...
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